Optimizing well-being: the empirical encounter of two traditions.

@article{Keyes2002OptimizingWT,
  title={Optimizing well-being: the empirical encounter of two traditions.},
  author={Corey Lee M. Keyes and Dov Shmotkin and Carol D. Ryff},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={
          1007-22
        }
}
Subjective well-being (SWB) is evaluation of life in terms of satisfaction and balance between positive and negative affect; psychological well-being (PWB) entails perception of engagement with existential challenges of life. The authors hypothesized that these research streams are conceptually related but empirically distinct and that combinations of them relate differentially to sociodemographics and personality. Data are from a national sample of 3,032 Americans aged 25-74. Factor analyses… CONTINUE READING
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